Columbus - New London Consort - Inverness Courier

This Scottish label is swiftly carving a distinctive niche for itself as a major source of early music and this exploration of music from the Spanish rennaisance is timely.

Performed by soprano Catherine Bott and a group of period wind, string and percussion instruments, it is a handsomely packaged set containing seven instrumental pieces and a dozen songs drawn mainly from a collection owned by Columbus's son.

Expertly sung and played, they have the rythmic vitality and direct appeal of folk music that makes for agreeable listening and the recording, as can be expected from Linn, is exemplary. English translations are provided in the accompanying two-colour booklet which is informative and attractive

01 August 1992